Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek

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Personal
Born: September 2, 1966 (1966-09-02) (age 47)
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Years active: 1988-present
Ethnicity: Latina
Nationality: Mexican
Body
Measurements: 36-25-37
Bra/cup size: 36C (80C)
Boobs: Natural
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight: 115 lb (52 kg)
Body type: Average
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Black
Shoulder Length, Wavy
Underarm hair: Shaved
Performances
Shown: Topless
Personal pages
Communities: MySpace
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Salma del Carmen Hayek Jiménez better known by her short name Salma Hayek (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Mexican actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. Hayek has appeared in more than thirty films and performed as an actress outside of Hollywood in Mexico and Spain. Hayek's charitable work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.

In July 2007 The Hollywood Reporter ranked Hayek fourth in their inaugural Latino Power 50, a list of the most powerful members of the Hollywood Latino community. That same month a poll found Hayek to be the "sexiest celebrity" out of a field of 3,000 celebrities (male and female); according to the poll, "65 percent of the U.S. population would use the term 'sexy' to describe" her.

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[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life and career in Mexico

Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico to Sami Hayek, a Mexican oil company executive, and Diana Jiménez, an opera singer. Hayek's paternal grandparents were Mexicans of Lebanese descent, while her mother is of Spanish descent. Reflecting her Arabic heritage, her first name literally means ‘peace’ or ‘calm’ in Arabic. Raised in a wealthy, devoutly Catholic family, she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, Louisiana, at the age of 12. She was also an accomplished gymnast aspiring to compete in the Olympics but her father prevented her from being recruited by the Mexican national team. The religious sisters running the Academy ejected Hayek citing behavioral problems, so she returned to Mexico. She was later sent to live with her aunt in Houston, Texas, where she stayed until she was 17. She attended college in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. To the chagrin of her family, she dropped out to pursue a career as an actress.

At the age of 23, Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. In 1994, Hayek starred in El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema. For her performance Hayek was nominated for an Ariel Award.

[edit] Breast growth

From the start of her career, a noticeable development in Salma's chest has been seen. Starting from a a near flat skinny girl in early Mexican soap operas to the impressive proportions achieved due to her last pregnancy. Early in her career much was speculated, including surgeon help. But braless (non-nude) pictures released from time to time have shown her attributes to be natural.

Hayek also advocates breastfeeding, because of its benefits, including building stronger infant immune systems. During a UNICEF fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone, she breastfed a hungry week-old baby whose mother could not produce milk.[1]

[edit] Career in Hollywood

Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991 to study acting under Stella Adler, hoping for a career in Hollywood. Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave Hayek the break she needed, a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's Desperado. The movie caught Hollywood's attention, as moviegoers proved to be as dazzled by Hayek as Rodriguez had been. Due to Salma's loyalty to the director she would later decline playing the role Catherine Zeta-Jones eventually took in The Mask of Zorro after Rodriguez abandoned the project. She has also appeared in the Spy Kids trilogy.

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Hayek followed her success in Desperado with a brief but memorable role as a vampire queen in From Dusk Till Dawn, where she provocatively danced on a table before killing Quentin Tarantino's character. In 1999 she co-starred in Will Smith's big-budget Wild Wild West, and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's Dogma. In 2000 she had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio Del Toro in Traffic.

Around this time Hayek founded production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects. Her first feature as a producer was 1999's El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, Mexico's official selection for submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. Frida, co-produced by Hayek, was released in 2002. Starring Hayek as Frida Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her unfaithful husband, Diego Rivera, the film was directed by Julie Taymor and also featured an entourage of stars in supporting roles, including Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino. She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. This made Hayek, along with Katy Jurado and Adriana Barraza, one of only three Mexican actresses to have been nominated for an Academy Award.

Following Frida, in 2003 she reprised her role from Desperado by appearing in the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. In that same year she produced and directed the The Maldonado Miracle, a Showtime movie which won her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special. In December 2005 she directed a music video for Prince, titled "Te Amo Corazon" ("I love you, sweetheart") that featured her good friend Mia Maestro.

Hayek is an executive producer of the Ugly Betty television series airing around the world since September 2006. Hayek adapted the series for American television with Ben Silverman, who acquired the rights and scripts to the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea in 2001. Originally intended as a half hour sitcom for NBC in 2004, the project would later be picked up by ABC for the 2006-2007 season with Silvio Horta also producing. Hayek guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor. She also had a cameo playing an actress in the telenovela within the show. The show quickly became a ratings hit and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series in 2007. Hayek's performance as Sofia has resulted in a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Hayek has also been credited as a song performer in three movies. The first was Desperado for the song "Quedate Aquí." In Frida she performed with band Los Vega the Mexican folk song "La Bruja." She also recorded "Siente mi amor," which played during the end credits of Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

In April 2007 Hayek finalized negotiations with MGM to become the CEO of her own Latin themed film production company, Ventanazul. The following month she signed a two year deal with ABC to develop projects for the network through her production company, Ventanarosa.

She is developing and producing La Banda, a Spanish-language romantic comedy set in Mexico, written by Issa Lopez.

[edit] Other work

Hayek has been a spokesperson for Avon Products, Inc. since February 2004. She formerly served in the same function for Revlon in 1998. In 2001, she modeled for Chopard and was featured in 2006 Campari adverts as photographed by Mario Testino. On April 3rd of that year she helped introduce La Doña, a watch by Cartier inspired by fellow Mexican actress María Félix.

She was also featured in a series of Spanish language commercials for Lincoln cars. Consequently sales of the Lincoln Navigator among Hispanics increased by twelve percentage points.

[edit] In art

In the spring of 2006, The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, Texas displayed sixteen portrait paintings by muralist George Yepes of Hayek as Aztec goddess Itzapapalotl.

[edit] Personal life

Hayek dated fellow actor Edward Norton between 1999 and 2003, and then Josh Lucas in 2003. She has homes in Los Angeles and Mexico and is best friends with Spanish actress Penelope Cruz. The two co-starred in the 2006 film, Bandidas. Hayek studied at Ramtha's School of Enlightenment.

On September 21, 2007, she gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, Hayek had previously confirmed she was expecting her first child with PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, whom she married on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris. He is estimated to be worth over 17 Billion dollars...Which he now shares with Salma Hayek.

[edit] Honors

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  • Recipient of Glamour magazine Woman of the Year Award in October 2001.
  • Recipient of Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award in 2003.
  • Recipient of Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award in February 2006.

[edit] Filmography

[edit] Film

  • 1993 Mi Vida Loca as Rosa
  • 1995 El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) as Alma (Spanish-language)
  • 1995 Desperado as Carolina
  • 1995 Fair Game as Rita
  • 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn as Santanico Pandemonium
  • 1996 Follow Me Home
  • 1996 Fled as Cora
  • 1997 Fools Rush In as Isabel Fuentes
  • 1997 Breaking Up as Monica (Direct-to-video release).
  • 1997 Sistole Diastole
  • 1998 54 as Anita
  • 1998 The Velocity of Gary was Producer; (direct-to-video release).
  • 1998 The Faculty as Nurse Harper
  • 1999 Dogma as Serendipity
  • 19999 El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel) was Producer; (Spanish-language).
  • 1999 Wild Wild West as Rita Escobar
  • 2000 Timecode as Rose
  • 2000 Living it Up (La Gran Vida) (Spanish-language)
  • 2000 Chain Of Fools (Direct-to-video release).
  • 2000 Traffic as Rosario (uncredited)
  • 2001 Hotel as Charlee Boux
  • 2001 In the Time of the Butterflies (film) as & Minerva Executive Producer
  • 2002 Frida as Frida Kahlo and Producer; (Academy Award nomination).
  • 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as Cesca Giggles
  • 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico as Carolina
  • 2004 After the Sunset as Lola Cirillo
  • 2006 Ask the Dust as Camilla Lopez (Best Nude Movie Scene of the Year)
  • 2006 Bandidas as Sara Sandoval
  • 2007 Lonely Hearts as Martha Beck
  • 2007 Across the Universe

To be announced:

  • 2007 Sian Ka'an voice
  • 2007 La Banda will be Producer; (Spanish-language).

[edit] TV

  • 1988 Un Nuevo Amanecer (Spanish-language telenovela=Mexican Soap opera)
  • 1989 Teresa as Teresa (Spanish-language telenovela)
  • 1993 The Sinbad Show recurring character
  • 1994 Roadracers as Donna (feature)
  • 1994 El Vuelo del Águila as Juana Cata (Spanish-language telenovela)
  • 1997 The Hunchback as Esmeralda (feature)
  • 2001 In the Time of the Butterflies as Minerva Mirabal & Producer; (feature)
  • 2003 The Maldonado Miracle not applicable Feature; producer, director. (Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special).
  • 2006 Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, Producer & Guest Star

[edit] Other appearances

  • She was the guest host on Saturday Night Live on March 15, 2003 with musical guest Christina Aguilera.
  • She co-hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert with Julianne Moore in Oslo, Norway on December 11, 2005.

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